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Dixon/Solano RCD
Water Quality Coalition

Click on the links (buttons) below to direct you to online events either live or recorded. Not all of the events are hosted by the Dixon/Solano RCD Water Quality Coalition so some links will take you away from our Irrigated Lands webpage.  

Members are required to keep track of the education events that they "attend." For your convenience, we created a member education log you can download or print to record the education activities you attend. Do not send this log to the Coalition.  Click here for the education log

To read the member requirements on education from the "Order", click here. 

An overview of the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP)

and the Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition (SVWQC).


Dixon/Solano RCD Water Quality Coalition is one of 11

sub-watersheds that make up the SVWQC.

(Duration of videos is 16-22 minutes.)

Solano Farm Bureau and CDFA Grant Funding

HSP-Healthy Soils Program

April 19, 2024 from 10 am to Noon

April 26, 2024 from 10 am to Noon

SWEEP-State Water Efficiency Enhancement Program

May 2, 2024 at 10 am

Register for one of the workshops to discuss the programs and learn how to apply.


American Farmland Trust -  Soil  Health Studies 

Application of compost, mulch and crop crops to improve soil health.


Lake Berryessa Water Supply at Risk - 03/08/2024

An article by Cary Keaten, SID General Manger 

For questions, contact Cary at 707-455-4009 or


Groundwater Workshop - 2024

Took place on: January 23, 2024 

Hosted by: Dixon and Solano RCDs 


CDFA INMP CEU Certificates have been sent to those who qualify and attended the workshop.


Sustainable Conservation (SC) and the department
of Water Resources (DWR) are recruiting willing
growers for on-farm pilot recharge projects dispersed
in multiple locations to demonstrate and promote
successful growers’ experiences.

Dixon/Solano RCD Water Quality Coalition 

All-Member's Annual Meeting 2023 

  • Took place on: November 2, 2023

The video is about 75 minutes in total including Q & A -questions and answers- at the end of the recording. The meeting itself without the Q & A portion is 60 minutes.

CDFA INMP 0.5 CEUs were offered for this meeting. The CEU certificates were sent to growers via email on November 9, 2023.  If you did not receive your certificate, contact Martha McKeen at 707-678-1655 x103.   

Presentation files from the All Member Meeting, click on the title to view or download.

All Member Meeting-final presentation

Nitrogen Credits-Soil, water, and organic amendments-Annie Burkholder

Organic amendments: Biosolids-Amy King

D/S RCD Water Quality Coalition 

Upcoming Outreach Events and Other Information 

Here are copies of emails of upcoming events.

Click the button with the month in which the email was sent. 

NOTE: Some of the links on the pages will not work.  Please copy them into your browser.

CDFA-California Department of Food and Agriculture

For CEUs - continuing education units - for growers who have completed the INMP self-certification program and want to maintain their certification, click on the button below to visit the CDFA website to find a course. 

All of the courses on their website qualify and meet the education requirement for the Irrigated Lands Program, as well. 

Their courses are open to anyone. You do not have to be INMP self-certified to take one of the courses.  The post-quiz is only required if you want CEUs. 

Growing the Valley - UCCE​

Cooperative Extension is a program in the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources that extends science based information to the public, allowing all Californians to benefit from cutting edge university research.

Cover Crop and Soil Health Website Resources

North Coast Soil Hub - A soil health website coordinated by the North Coast RCDs 

--California Cover Crops Resource - A cover crop website sponsored by UCANR-University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources-Includes:

And much more!

--Western Cover Crop Council - A Cover crop website coordinated by experts in AZ, CA and NV.  Sarah Light from Yuba-Sutter UCCE is part of the committee. 

 Some of the topics for the self-study courses and live webinars* are:

  • Irrigation Management

  • Nitrogen Management

  • Crop Nutrients

  • Soil Health

  • Crop ET Tutorials

  • Plants Stress

  • Tree Health

*Registration may be required for the live webinars

(CURES was the previous administrator of this program.)

Groundwater Workshop - 2023

When: Took place on January 24, 2023

Hear about the latest in groundwater related topics such as groundwater quality, SGMA update, groundwater recharge, nitrogen and irrigation management, well decommissioning, wellhead protection, and conservation/ financial programs available to growers. 

Sacramento Valley Orchard Source
Events, blogs, articles, ET reports, pest reports and more!

Sponsor: UCNAR

Resource for orchard growers in the Sac Valley 

On-Farm Recharge Webinar: Pecans & Other Nuts

Sponsor: UCCE, UC Davis and others

CURES: Coalition for Urban Rural Environmental Stewardship

Best Management Practices (BMP) Videos

  • Interference Perimeter Spraying

  • Orchard Spray Drift

  • Buffer Zones

  • Vegetated Waterways

  • Irrigation Tailwater Return

  • PAM

Soil Health Connection

University of California Cooperative Extension and the Colusa County Resource Conservation District announce the launch of the Soil Health Connection, an informative outreach YouTube channel. The channel hosts virtual discussions and interviews with leading soil science researchers and farmers with the intention of shedding light on the importance of soil health in California’s agricultural systems.

HOSTED BY: Liz Harper, Colusa County RCD executive director and Sarah Light, UCCE agronomy advisor 

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